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Tombs of the Patriarchs
This building in Hebron is said to have been built over the grave sites of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
One of the most famous buildings in all of the Holy Land. It was constructed in Hebron by King Herod over the traditional site of the cave of Machpelah, which was purchased by Abraham as a family burial site (Gen. 23).
Significant Events:
Burial site of Sarah (Gen. 23) and Abraham (Gen. 25:9). Isaac, Rebekah, and Leah were buried here as well (Gen. 49:30-31). Jacob’s body was brought from Egypt to Canaan and buried in the cave (Gen. 50).